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04-18-2019, 01:30 PM
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Posted By joenew61

Just curious for those that have used this...

Just curious for those that have used this product line - is there any issue using the medium compound/wax once a year in the beginning of the year, or over time would that wear down the gelcoat too...
09-22-2017, 07:30 PM
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Posted By joenew61

Yep - that is my ongoing backup plan, and it...

Yep - that is my ongoing backup plan, and it works great, though a day later if I am not on the boat, it just gets back up to float switch depth again.
09-18-2017, 09:53 AM
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Posted By joenew61

I did it once myself, and it was functional, but...

I did it once myself, and it was functional, but didn't look all that great. There is some skill involved - I would do a practice run first. The key is to trim some of the hairs off the strands after...
09-11-2017, 01:47 PM
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Posted By joenew61

Here is one of the legacy "canaries in the coal...

Here is one of the legacy "canaries in the coal mine", if you have time. When a company treats a customer with a valid issue as badly as they did, it's a pretty good "tell" that other aspects like...
09-06-2017, 10:12 AM
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Views: 1,888
Posted By joenew61

Appreciate all the suggestions - thanks! I...

Appreciate all the suggestions - thanks!

I use level wind for fluking and sea bass, but mostly 25 - 40', so drop speed is not so critical, and level wind seems to make sense. I use a Shimano...
09-05-2017, 09:35 AM
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Views: 1,888
Posted By joenew61

Level wind for jigging?

I'm looking to upgrade my jigging gear before the fall striper run. Any thoughts on reel selection - level wind vs just open spool conventional reel? I was thinking the latter would be better for...
08-24-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By joenew61

I’m not sure how similar the RC 8 is to the...

I’m not sure how similar the RC 8 is to the Maxwell freedom 800 I have but there are two failure points that could cause those symptoms. There are two round metal parts that are sandwiched together...
08-08-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By joenew61

Believe it or not, weather.gov. Has a nice hourly...

Believe it or not, weather.gov. Has a nice hourly graph with temps, wind, precipitation. For sea conditions, weather underground has links to buoy readings (current, not forecast).
08-08-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By joenew61

On at the start of a trip....off at the end. No...

On at the start of a trip....off at the end. No need to waste the draw if the pressurized line has any small leak, not to mention the risk of a larger failure.

If the boat sits for a week, point...
08-01-2017, 03:24 PM
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Views: 6,569
Posted By joenew61

First boat 33' inboard express, but 12 years old...

First boat 33' inboard express, but 12 years old at the time. Second and current boat 40' convertible. Kept the first one for 8 years, and went from there right to the boat that I thought would give...
06-27-2017, 12:58 PM
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Posted By joenew61

Interesting you should ask that question now. I...

Interesting you should ask that question now. I was in a similar situation back in 2007 when we were in the market. I was coming from an older 33' express gas, and wanted bigger and newer. We started...
06-26-2017, 05:09 PM
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Views: 4,120
Posted By joenew61

This! In cases where there is a grey area in...

This! In cases where there is a grey area in terms of what people ACTUALLY know, it is best to make a decisive move well in advance. You have first mover advantage. To that I would add, when in...
06-26-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By joenew61

OK - great you got it going. I had an old Onan...

OK - great you got it going. I had an old Onan 6.5 gas generator in my first boat - an '88 Trojan 10 meter, and I feel your pain. We used to take bets on whether we would have it running on every...
06-26-2017, 09:46 AM
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Views: 1,193
Posted By joenew61

How much fuel do you have? Some of the fuel...

How much fuel do you have? Some of the fuel pickups are plumbed to only run until you are down to around a 1/4 tank, to safeguard from running out of fuel.
06-26-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,657
Posted By joenew61

From Hatteras' dealer locater website, Stuart...

From Hatteras' dealer locater website, Stuart Florida dealer is what comes up when I put in my CT zipcode.

Looks like you and I boat in the same general area - LI sound...Let's not get caught up...
06-25-2017, 08:00 AM
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Views: 1,657
Posted By joenew61

Thanks all for your thoughts - seems like a...

Thanks all for your thoughts - seems like a pretty good, but manageable short list.

Budget is pretty flexible. I'm also working through some decisions on retirement timing. I could see myself...
06-24-2017, 07:39 PM
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Views: 4,622
Posted By joenew61

Saw a 42 at the Norwalk Boat show recently, and...

Saw a 42 at the Norwalk Boat show recently, and was really impressed. I'm doing a little long range reconnaissance for my next boat (I currently have a Tiara 3900 which I bought new in 2007, and for...
06-23-2017, 07:39 PM
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Views: 1,657
Posted By joenew61

45' express options

I currently own a Tiara 3900 convertible which I bought new in 2007, and have been toying with the idea of going larger and into an express sportfisher. In addition to wanting more size, I'd like a...
05-23-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 30,853
Posted By joenew61

Another 540 owner, and with the same boat - Tiara...

Another 540 owner, and with the same boat - Tiara 3900 Convertible, and after adjusting the pitch over the winter to probably compensate for some gradual "bloat" (10th season now), I am running just...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-26-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By joenew61

Thanks for the tips. I think a lot depends on...

Thanks for the tips. I think a lot depends on which computer you buy. I stayed away from the typical box store brands because they are notorious for configuring it with a lot of bloat ware that takes...
03-23-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By joenew61

I have glass coverage, not subject to the...

I have glass coverage, not subject to the deductible, so whenever this happens I just have it done. The insurance website has a glass repair option that seems separate from the overall claim...
03-21-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,947
Posted By joenew61

If one is looking for a mix of bay and offshore,...

If one is looking for a mix of bay and offshore, i.e. billfishing, is Ft Pierce/Stuart a better option than South Florida? For offshore, is a <30' center console adequate cover and comfort for...
03-20-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,045
Posted By joenew61

Looks pretty darn clean for an '82! I never saw...

Looks pretty darn clean for an '82! I never saw one with a blue hull?

Do you have the rear bench seat and the two L-shaped aft-facing seating units?
03-20-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,947
Posted By joenew61

I was just about to start a similar thread, since...

I was just about to start a similar thread, since I am in the same situation, so I'll just mooch off of this one, and hopefully stay out of the way, for the most part. :roll

To the poster who said...
03-16-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,045
Posted By joenew61

My first boat was a 1988 Trojan 10 meter we...

My first boat was a 1988 Trojan 10 meter we bought in 2000, and we kept her for 8 good years, and we were very happy with it.

The floor of the storage locker as I recall is not structural, but...
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